Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Paper thin walls.

I got a new upstairs neighbor recently and while she's better than Fuckhead Guy, Fuckhead Girl and their Fuckhead dog, she's not exactly inconspicuous with her ol' footsteps up there. Not that there is any connection, but she's a little on the portly side—I'd say easily pushin' a deuce or so. But hey, it's America. You got like a 40% chance, right? At least there's only one of her.

Anyhoo, I'm still giving her a chance to get settled but soon she's gonna need to find a seat. You wouldn't think at that size she'd be moving around so much, especially in like a 600 sq. ft. apartment, but she is. Almost constantly. From 8 or so when I get home to 11. Then I get some sweet peace for a few hours before I turn it in myself. Although now as I type this she's up and about. What can you do? On the plus side (no pun intended) she doesn't get up at 5:30 in the morning and I've taken to not sleeping with earplugs again. Which is nice. They hurt like a bitch in the morning.

I swear I'm not an apartment snob but I've lived in a lot of them that are a lot more rundown than this one and gotta admit, this one takes the cake in shithole construction. I swear to god it's two sheets of plywood and some insulation between me and her. I don't even know if that passes for a wall let alone a ceiling/floor. And we have full carpeting-this ain't no hardwood/high-heel thing goin' on. I think it's just hard for me to understand how when you cruise across a floor that's hollow underneath you wouldn't put two and two together and think for a second, "I wonder if the person beneath me can hear this." Yeah, I can. Thanks again to the crippling empathy, there.

I'll give her a few days to sort her shit out before I come pay a little visit. I'll be nice, don't worry. The first one's casual.

Or I'll just go to LA for a month, come back, get my shit and get on up out of here.

Somewhere. Else.


I'm losing it in here.


Blogger Tania Rochelle said...

Buy her some slippers.

6:24 PM  

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